Friday September 18, 2015

Hip Hapa Hooray! Award Reception

  Lawrence Hill

 Lawrence Hill

Margaret Gallagher

Margaret Gallagher

  Tamo Campos

  Tamo Campos


admission by Donation

Hip Hapa Hooray!  is Hapa-palooza Festival's 5th anniversary celebration and Awards Night, which recognizes outstanding community members of mixed heritage. This year's Hapa-palooza award recipients are:

  • Lawrence Hill - Lifetime Achievement
  • Margaret Gallagher - Community Builder
  • Tamo Campos - Humanitarian Achievement

Join us and our award-recipients for an evening of mixed drinks and celebration!  Featuring live music with Vancouver artist David Morin and tunes with DJ Yurie.

Event co-sponsor: Eclipse Awards.

Hip Hapa Hooray! Award Recipients

Lawrence Hill:  LifeTime Achievement

Lawrence Hill is a Canadian novelist, essayist and memoirist best known for his 2013 Massey Lectures Blood: The Stuff of Life and his critically acclaimed 2007 novel The Book of Negroes, which has been adapted into a mini-series for CBC Television.



Margaret Gallagher: Community builder

Actively involved in community outreach, CBC Radio Host Margaret Gallagher has tirelessly donated her time and efforts to many Vancouver events. She has hosted dozens of events for a variety of arts and community groups, including: UBC & SFU Alumni Associations, Asian Heritage Month, The Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival and Hapa-palooza Festival.



Tamo Campos: Humanitarian Achievement

Humanitarian and environmentalist, Tamo Campos is the founder of Beyond Boarding, a group of snowboarders making positive change. Beyond Boarding is a grassroots organization that strives to stand up against environmental and social injustices, working together as a collective to raise funds for front line communities, raise awareness and take action to move towards a better future.